Awards / East Park Mosque

Bahrain Bay – Manama, Bahrain

The Arcapita Mosque is a landmark building on the waterfront of the Bahrain Bay Development.
The interior consists of a main prayer hall with a women's mezzanine level located above the main restrooms and ablution area and accessed via a separate entrance and stairs/elevator.

Privacy is provided to the women's prayer area through a stone mushrabiah screen inspired by traditional Kufic script. This motif is also discretely incorporated into the stone cladding and other elements of the interior. The custom carpets of the prayer halls are also a modern interpretation of traditional designs. While co-ordinating with the clean modern scheme they are still practical and durable.

The interior walls are clad in a combination of regional limestone, Crema Marfil and fabric paneling to provide appropriate acoustics to the space.

Care was taken to conceal the AC grills, AV system and other services where possible and attention was made to every detail to provide highly co-ordinated finishing. Custom lighting, door hardware and other fixtures were designed and specified for use throughout the project.

The overall scheme provides innovative light and airy contemporary spaces that are also practical and in keeping with the architecture of the building and its surroundings.